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As one among Japan's top post-war anthropologists, the writings of Takie Lebra have had major effect on Western knowing and appreciation of the buildings and workings of eastern society. particularly, her examine into the notions of self and self-other relationships, problems with gender and ladies and motherhood has supplied a brand new paradigm within the method those matters at the moment are addressed. equally, her research of the prestige tradition of royalty and the aristocracy in Japan, in line with huge box research, which culminated in her e-book "Above the Clouds: prestige tradition of the trendy eastern the Aristocracy" (1993), has been commonly considered as crucial contribution of its style so far. This quantity brings jointly twenty-four of the author's key papers at the 3 central parts of her study over the past thirty-five years, and features a whole bibliography of her released writings, subdivided into books, articles in journals or as e-book chapters, and e-book experiences. the gathering is brought through Takie Lebra herself, during which she first studies chosen essays showing within the quantity, in addition to a attention of the modern controversy surrounding the imperial succession. In end, in terms of a private mini memoir, she deals what she phrases a sentimental reverie by myself self as a local outsider.

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In applying this reciprocity model to culturally variable situations, I suggest that there is cultural variation in the degree of specificity of the Alter who appears injured by Ego and thus makes Ego feel guilty. At one extreme, Alter may be a specific person with whom Ego happens to be interacting here and now. At the other extreme, guilt may be stabilized by substitution of all specific ‘social’ Alters by the universally generalized ‘symbolic’ Alter, namely, the omnipotent single God. Between these extremes, one may find variously specific or general Alters such as an internalized parental figure which may or may not resemble the transcendental God, a master to whom Ego owes an unforgettable benefit, the ancestors without whom Ego would not have existed, or the Messiah crucified for the sake of sinful men.

Support 11 01 Chapter TL:Layout 1 8/5/07 16:22 Page 12 SELF, IDENTITY, AND INTERACTION in preparing this paper was provided by NIMH Grant Number MH-09243 which is gratefully acknowledged. 2. The maintenance of deviant belief systems has been studied by Simmons (1964) with reference to a mystic cult in Georgia. While he delineated a set of general psychological mechanisms, I specifically focus on symbolic mechanisms. 3. On the leadership role of the foundress, see Concluding Remarks. 12 02 Chapter TL:Layout 1 8/5/07 16:23 Page 13 First published in Anthropological Quarterly, Vol.

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